Andrea Pollack

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Andrea Pollack
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Andrea Pollack in 1977
Personal information
Nationality East German
Born (1961-05-08) 8 May 1961 (age 57)
Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, East Germany now Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly, Freestyle
Club SC Dynamo Berlin

Andrea Pollack (born 8 May 1961 in Schwerin) is a former butterfly swimmer from East Germany, who won two gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at age fifteen. She won the individual 200 m butterfly and with the women's relay team in the 4×100 m medley. Pollack also collected two silver medals at the Montreal Games.

She won a gold in 4×100 m medley relay and a silver in the 100 m butterfly at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. In 1978 she twice broke the world record in the women's 200 m butterfly. She was a member of SC Dynamo Berlin. In 1998, several former East German swimmers, including Pollack, went public with accusations against their coaches and physicians that they were systematically doped.[1]


  1. ^ "Drugs update". Sports Publications. July 1998. Archived from the original on 2008-09-21. Retrieved 2008-03-11. 

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Preceded by
East Germany Christiane Knacke
Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

July 3, 1978 – April 11, 1980
Succeeded by
United States Mary T. Meagher
Preceded by
East Germany Rosemarie Gabriel
Women's 200 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)

April 9, 1978 – July 7, 1979
Succeeded by
United States Mary T. Meagher